GLF Schools

GLF Schools

Forest School

Forest School

Forest School is a unique way of building independence and self-esteem in young children, exposing them to the natural world at a time where it is vital for children to understand their impact on the environment.  It is a child-centred and child-led programme that provides the opportunity for the children to use their personal learning style to complete various activities. At Longford Park, we are very proud to have a Level 3 Forest School Leader, Mrs Downey who works alongside our team of Learning Assistants to plan and deliver weekly sessions.

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Forest School is an opportunity for the children at Longford Park to have new, creative experiences in the outdoor environment in a safe way.  Children will have opportunities to learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and most importantly to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others.

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Forest School experiences encourage children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence through respectful interactions with others and the natural environment. Working as a team to solve problems, children will develop and foster communication and negotiation skills.  These skills prepare the children for the world both inside and outside of school.

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